Houzz Tour: Soft Tones Add Timeless Style to This City Flat
Period details are given room to shine thanks to an elegant palette and layers of subtle texture
Who lives here? A professional man in his early thirties
Location Angel, north London
Property A Victorian flat
Size Two bedrooms and two bathrooms
Designer Neha Modha of Studio Modha
The living area of the flat is upstairs, with a staircase leading to the roof terrace, while the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs. “There was originally a wall dividing the living room and galley kitchen,” Neha says. “It blocked out so much light, so we took it down and created an open-plan space.”
Pendant lights, John Lewis & Partners. Kitchen cabinets; sink, all Wren. Tap, Quooker.
“We combined the cabinets with a white Carrara quartz worktop,” Neha says. “We wanted to keep it simple next to the wooden floor and exposed ceiling joists. The white reflects light and brightens the space.”
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To ensure clear, unmuffled music and sound throughout the flat, Neha installed Sonos speakers.
Coffee table, Cult Furniture.
Dining table and bench; floor lamp, all John Lewis & Partners.
Neha chose a bed with a dark velvet upholstered headboard. “We wanted to give it a darker, richer tone,” she says.
Bed, Made.com. Walls painted in Light Blue, Farrow & Ball. Bed linen; cushions, all John Lewis & Partners. Carpet, Capital Flooring.
We can see this in the main bedroom, with its muted colours and soft, carpeted floor. “The whole scheme is about layers and textures,” she says.
“It’s a tiny room, but we wanted to keep it as an en suite,” Neha says. She maximised the area with a small basin in traditional marble and a glass shelf that provides a surface for a toothbrush without encroaching on the space.
Mirror, Soho Home. Basin, Lusso Stone. Floor tiles, Mandarin Stone. Wall tiles, Parkside.
The bed is positioned under the window, with space for just one bedside cabinet on the other side. Neha utilised a cavity behind the wall to install a recessed walnut shelf above the headboard. “It’s perfect for everyday items such as a clock and book, but still tucked away,” she says.
Bed; table lamp; bedside table, all Made.com.
A soil pipe at the end of the bath was boxed in and Neha used the space in front for shelving.
Floor and wall tiles, Mandarin Stone.
Asked how her client feels about the space now, Neha says he loves it and can see himself staying here for a long time.
Basin, Lusso Stone. Wall lights, John Lewis & Partners.
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